Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty

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Ann WehmeyerAnn Wehmeyer

Associate Professor of Japanese
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Office Hours - SPRING 2016
Areas of Interest

I am interested in language in all of its varieties, representations, and modes of analysis. Current areas of research are origins of linguistic analysis in Japan, kotodama ‘word spirit’ as cultural construct, and representation of non-standard speech in the media.

Selected Publications


1997. Kojiki-den, Book 1, by Motoori Norinaga, introduced, translated and annotated by Ann Wehmeyer. Ithaca, New York: East Asia Program, Cornell University.


forthcoming. “Chinese and Japanese Traditional Grammar.” In Encyclopedia of Linguistics, ed. by Philipp Strazny. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.

1997. “The Interface of Two Cultural Constructs: Kotodama and Fuudo.” In Japanese Identity: Cultural Analyses, ed. by Peter Nosco. Denver: Center for Japan Studies, Teikyo Loretto Heights University, p. 94-106.

1991. “The Concept of Kotodama in Edo Period Nativism,” Annals, Southeast Conference, Association for Asian Studies, XIII:71-80.

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